Journal of East China Normal University(Natural Science) ›› 2023, Vol. 2023 ›› Issue (6): 119-124.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1000-5641.2023.06.011

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Species and life cycles report on Tettigoniidea and Gryllidea in Minhang District, Shanghai

Zhuqing HE(), Xinyi LIAO   

  1. School of Life Sciences, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200241, China
  • Received:2022-03-24 Accepted:2022-05-12 Online:2023-11-25 Published:2023-11-23


This research study focuses on Tettigoniidea and Gryllidea insects distributed across Shanghai Pujiang Country Park, with data collected twice a month from April to December of Year 2020 and 2021. The results show that 8 species of Tettigonioidea, 16 species of Grylloidea, and 1 species of Gryllotalpidae live in Shanghai Pujiang Country Park. The adult phase and voltinism in their life cycles, moreover, were found to be stable. Most Tettigoniidea and Gryllidea tend to overwinter in soil as diapause eggs, and a proportion of them overwinter as nymphs. The research suggests, furthermore, that using the calling songs of Tettigoniidea and Gryllidea can be a simple and effective way to carry out studies about phenology and ecology of singing insect.

Key words: Orthoptera, katydid, cricket, life cycle, calling song

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